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Doesn't matter... it looks great against the sky!
I agree with Louise, it really doesn't matter that is a great photo.SQ
This looks like the old St. Luke's hospital building on Washington Blvd. (?) (minus the lit cross on top that was removed when it ceased to be a hospital). I know Cal Tech took over at least some of the buildings after the hospital closed. I've heard rumors that a senior assisted living complex is in the works for this site. And yes, a great photo. I moved to Northern California two years ago after living my whole life in Pasadena - and your site is a daily dose of home for me. Thank you!
Stephanie is correct: it used to be St. Luke's hospital on Washington in East Pasadena; now Caltech owns the property. Originally, they wanted to create a separate research campus (similar to Art Center's South Campus on Arroyo), but it never worked out — the finances weren't there and the professors didn't want to leave the main campus. Several film shoots have occurred there, and Stephanie could be right that there are plans for an assisted living facility — I hadn't heard that, but it would fit the property.It was fun watching them try to remove the cross from that pinnacle a few years ago. Apparently the largest colony of bees in Pasadena had made a gigantic hive inside the pinnacle, so a giant crane and many beekeepers were involved in removing both the cross and the hive.
I really like the contrast of the dark hospital building and the sky...have a great weekend and happy skywatching.
Used to have a cross on the top but Cal Tech took it downIt's where my father was born and my grandmother died (not on the same day). My grandmother's favorite niece Sister Anne was the head nun. All gone now
Of course, all I ever need to do is pose a question and my loyal readers will quickly fill me in on the whatnots of Pasadena that I haven't yet picked up on.Thank you all for your insight!
Whatever it is, it's very interesting architecture. I think I may have driven past that recently. A few weeks ago I visited the Huntington Gardens and the Gamble House. Pasadena is cool!
That's where I was born!
yep...that is st. luke's.just returned from southern california and spent some time in pasadena one of the days. so miss my old stomping grounds.have a great weekend.
Ita's such a gorgeous building, isn't it? It was the only hospital north of the freeway for a while, now I understand there is none.
I'm learning so much about Pasadena from your blog. Striking photo.
That's a lovely shot ... I especialy like that lovely pastel sky..
before reading the comments I thought, gee, that looks like St Luke, where my Grammie spent a good amount of time there a few years ago after a fall (why they took her there instead of Huntington I'll never know). Then I second guessed it with the Cal Tech question. I'm not up on takeovers of hospitals these days. It was a quaint little hospital for a long time. Assisted living might work, though I'd gather a lot of retrofitting would be required. I remember sitting under the tree in this picture, having lunch or talking with family, trying to figure out what the next step would be for Grammie---may she rest in peace.The more I view your picture, the more I see. Thanks!
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